Nashbar Tempo Heart Rate Monitor

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Nashbar Tempo Heart Rate Monitor
Get more out of your workout. This heart rate monitor keeps track of important details like heart rate zones, calorie consumption, fat percentage and puts the data right at your fingertips, so you can stay more informed during your training. This watch is also waterproof up to 50m, so you can use it in the water if you're training for a triathlon.
  • Current, Average, Maximum Heart Rate and programmable Heart Rate Target Zones with alarms to give you feedback on your pace
  • Calorie consumption meter lets you know how many calories you've burned over your workout
  • Chronograph is handy for intervals and laps
  • Waterproof to 50 meters, so you can use it in the water

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Nashbar Tempo Heart Rate Monitor
  • CURRENT HR Yes
  • AVERAGE HR Yes
  • COMPATIBILITY
  • MAXIMUM HR Yes
  • TARGET ZONES Yes
  • TIME IN ZONE Yes
  • CALORIE COUNTER Yes
  • CYCLING FUNCTIONS None
  • ALARM Yes
  • STOPWATCH Yes
  • TIMER Yes
  • CLOCK Yes
  • DATE Yes
  • BACKLIGHT Yes
  • Rating 4

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Nashbar Tempo Heart Rate Monitor
 
4.2

(based on 75 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (58)
  • Gives A quick reading (56)
  • Accurate (53)
  • Compact (32)
  • Versatile (20)

Cons

  • Limited features (6)
  • Not durable (4)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Running (29)
  • Spinning (25)
  • Cycling (16)
  • Treadmill (15)
  • Weight loss (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (30), Casual/ recreational (27), Competitive athlete (9), Gym rat (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (74)

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4.0

i have purchased this product every couple years love it

By pat

from minnesota

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate
  • Easy To Use
  • Gives A Quick Reading

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Running
    • Spinning
    • Treadmill
    • Weight Loss

    Comments about Nashbar Tempo Heart Rate Monitor:

    I use this product at spin class and while running. accurate hr, good data recall,easy to program. love it

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great item for the price

    By Chino

    from Añasco, PR

    About Me Gym Rat

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Gives A Quick Reading
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Limited Features

    Best Uses

    • Running
    • Treadmill
    • Weight Loss

    Comments about Nashbar Tempo Heart Rate Monitor:

    If what you want is a quick and cheap way to monitor your heart rate while you exercise, this is the watch for you. Sadly it doesnt come with cycling option so you cant monitor your rpm on a bike. Its quick and easy to use. It isnt perfect but for the price is a perfect buy.

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    4.0

    So far, so good. It's working, which is better than some.

    By Cave Man

    from West Chester, OH

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate
    • Easy To Use
    • Gives A Quick Reading

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Nashbar Tempo Heart Rate Monitor:

        I use it on road riding mostly. In the gym on an elliptical or rowing machine.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Too soon to tell

        By roadeagl

        from pittsburgh

        About Me Avid Athlete

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Gives A Quick Reading

        Cons

        • Thin Band

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nashbar Tempo Heart Rate Monitor:

          Still new and works fine now but cannot vouch for longer term relaibility.
          Easy to set up but appears you can only set alarms for one training zone at a time [maybe i'm wrong]. Chest band is thinner than my previous models and may or may not be uncomfortable after extended use.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good Value

          By Mikey

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact Design
          • Works Well

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

          • Cycling
          • Running
          • Spinning
          • Treadmill

          Comments about Nashbar Tempo Heart Rate Monitor:

          Works well for a price. wrist strap has a bump at the end makes it 3 times more difficult to put it on. So I cut that part off. Chest strap snap is kinda small and has a knob that makes it difficult to put it on. And display letter is too small for my 50 year old eye. They made heart rate reading too big and rest of reading too small. Other than that it is accurate, comfortable and informative.

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          3.0

          Good Price/ Performance, with caveats

          By PJ

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Pros

          • Sometimes Accurate

          Cons

          • Sometimes Inaccurate
          • Uncomfortable Chest Strap

          Best Uses

          • Spinning

          Comments about Nashbar Tempo Heart Rate Monitor:

          First, let me say I've used this HRM for several months before writing this review.

          Re: the rating, I wish they allowed 1/2 stars. I'd give this 2 1/2.

          This HRM is VERY accurate/ reliable when I'm on the stationary trainer, but out on the road (especially in cooler temps), readings can fluctuate wildly.

          Yes, all HRM's need moisture to pick up a pulse, but this unit needs A LOT to get a reading. Also, if it doesn't sense a pulse in 'X' amount of time, three dashes appear and the unit goes into a sleep mode. To get it restarted, I've had to stop, then start the stopwatch.

          This erratic behavior *might* be caused by my locale (power lines, etc.) but in my experience other units aren't so sensitive.

          The chest strap isn't terrible, but it's not the most comfortable I've every used, either.

          Battery replacement - I'll forewarn you that you need to be careful/ patient, and have a small screwdriver set. Battery replacement in the monitor is doable, but tricky. The chest strap isn't nearly as tricky. CR2032's in both.

          On the plus side, the unit has some useful (but basic by todays standards) features. I'm 'old school', so that suites me fine.

          Bottom line IMO is if you can get this on sale and can live with its idiosyncrasies in cool temps on the road, it's a good buy. If not, spend about double on a Sigma, among others.

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          5.0

          Very good for the price

          By TJ

          from Edwardsville, Il

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Strap
          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Gives A Quick Reading
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nashbar Tempo Heart Rate Monitor:

              Needed a HRM to cycle smarter. Others prices, where way up there. I just wanted something simple that would give me readings. This does that. The watch/ wrist band gives more and is easy to read. I attached it to my handlebars so I could read it easier. It works and the price is great compared to others.

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              5.0

              Simple and Durable

              By Snowdog

              from Ottawa, Canada

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Durable

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Biking
              • Running

              Comments about Nashbar Tempo Heart Rate Monitor:

              I just wanted to comment on potential durability.

              I don't have this unit. I have previous generation. I have an old Gen2 Nashbar, that I bought ~15 years ago.

              Many batteries over the years, and many miles. I use it for cycling/running all the time and it has never let me down. Though my strap elastic has seen better days.

              While others are replacing their expensive gadgets, my simple Nashbar just keeps doing it's thing.

              Kudos Nashbar

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              4.0

              Cool product!

              By Steve

              from LaJolla, CA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate
              • Compact Design
              • Easy to Read Display
              • Easy To Use
              • Gives A Quick Reading
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nashbar Tempo Heart Rate Monitor:

                  Perfect for training.

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                  • No

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                  1.0

                  Doesn't Work

                  By Paul

                  from Des Moines, Ia

                  About Me Competitive Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

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